Australian finisher Liam Hendricks diagnosed with blood cancer “will overcome”
Liam Hendricks (34, Chicago White Sox), who is from Australia and has established himself as one of the top finishing pitchers in the major leagues, was diagnosed with lymphoma. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer.
On the 8th (local time), Hendricks announced the news of his battle with cancer on his social network service (SNS). “Now I am starting treatment in earnest,” he said. “When I first heard the word ‘cancer’, my wife and I were shocked.
Hendricks added, “I will recover perfectly and come back quickly” and added, “I will definitely overcome it with my family and colleagues.”
Hendricks is from Australia and 안전놀이터 made his major league debut in 2011. Raised as a starting pitcher, however, he failed to establish himself and later turned to a relief pitcher and achieved great success.
After transforming into a reliever despite his relatively modest size, he started throwing fastballs up to 100 miles per hour (161 km). After having his best year in 2021 with 8 wins, 3 losses, 38 saves, and a 2.54 ERA, the 2022 season was also good, with 4 wins, 4 losses, 37 saves, and an ERA of 2.81.
Hendricks had the possibility to play for the Australian national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March this year, but the news of his battle with cancer spread and he missed it.